Monthly Archives: November 2007

And About That Santa Monica Fire?

Turns out that at least some of the employee housing units lost were historic structures as well: Historic Buildings in Solstice Canyon Are Burned Malibu (CA) Surfside News, Nov 29, 2007: Lost to fire were four historic buildings, landmarks of … Continue reading

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Genuine Hero On Golden Gate Bridge

Wow. Just wow. Driver’s quick thinking prevents head-on crash on GG Bridge San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 27, 2007: A Mill Valley man prevented a potentially serious crash on the Golden Gate Bridge today by using his pickup truck to guide … Continue reading

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Help Some Brothers And Sisters

One of the many drawbacks of working in a job where you’re required to occupy government housing means that many rangers are forced to live in places subject to substantial environmental hazards. Hurricanes forced us to evacuate our barrier island … Continue reading

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You Want Your Weird Campground Incidents?

We got your weird campground incidents! Cops: Dragging victim threatened campersAP, Nov. 26, 2007: A university student tied to a pickup and dragged to his death on a rural road had been threatening people with an ax during a night … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Island Lighthouses At Risk

But for once, we’re not talking about the Apostle Islands: History is crumbling on islands: long-neglected lighthouses lie off Door Peninsula’s tip Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Nov. 25, 2007: … The Coast Guard pulled its last lighthouse keeper from Pilot Island in … Continue reading

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My Kind Of Fan

Okay, that last one was pretty horrible. Here’s a nice bit of sick humor to lighten things up, courtesy of Overheard In New York: Middle Eastern-looking yuppie: I would root for Al Qaeda before the Red Sox. [Middle Eastern-looking friends … Continue reading

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“Least Competent Criminal” Candidate Comes To The Park

From the NPS Morning Report, November 15, 2007, harvesting the low-hanging fruit: Bike Theft Leads To Significant Conviction (Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, Ohio) On July 22nd, Edward Grams entered the park’s Wright Dunbar Visitor Center and stole a … Continue reading

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I Hope The Poor Thing Wasn’t Hurt

Actual screen cap off CNN web site, right now: Click image for shocking details Never knew Jennifer Lopez was so careless. Hope the beans weren’t hot or anything.

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Along The Ashland Waterfront

Hey! Didn’t there use to be tracks here? Like maybe last year?

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American Fortitude… and Paranoia

Beautiful autumn day yesterday, so Ranger Sue and I took Nelson and Mary for a walk on the lakeshore trail in Ashland. Our luck was especially good: we arrived in time to see a laker discharging cargo at the port’s … Continue reading

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Gen-Y Goes Climbing

Rock climbing’s soaring popularity comes at a costExaminer.com, November 3, 2007: Millions of Americans have developed a taste for rock climbing, a fad fueled by a proliferation of urban climbing gyms and glamorized by programs like America’s Next Top Model, … Continue reading

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Is That A Promise, Barry?

Somebody seems upset… Either Bonds or asterisk: If Hall displays ball, homer king vows not to visit San Francisco Chronicle, November 2, 2007: Barry Bonds, in an interview with TV broadcaster Jim Gray, said that if the Hall of Fame … Continue reading

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